My babe got it at around 9 months, i kinda freaked out , but then read up that its a fungus easily treatable with OTC antifungal cream, grapefruit seed extract or vitamin e. I also read to try to keep the area clean and dry and to launder all babies clothes and bedding very well.
Originally Posted by Greenie
Still could have gotten it from the cat. Outside or not..
Originally Posted by afishwithabike
Has he been in contact with anybody else who may have had it? A friend at a playgroup? Another family member?
FIL had DH coat his spots with vitamin E oil for a few days, and that got rid of it. By the way.
I got ringworm from my neighbor's dog, while I was pregnant.
But, anyway, yeast is everywhere, so I don't think it's possible to know where your baby got it from, nor does it really matter. Maybe try giving him some probiotics to boost his immune system and ensure that there's no yeast overgrowth going on in his intestines.
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My DH had it once very badly and would not believe my diagnosis, so it spread to every limb and his trunk before he allowed me to treat it! I am a chiropractor and have seen ringworm clinically quite a bit, but DH would not believe me- he had to have his father, a medical doctor, tell him that yes, it was indeed ringworm!
Anyway, there is no possible way I could not have come in contact with it when DH had it all over his body! Yet, I never got it. It depends on how strong your immune system is and how it reacts.
BelgianSheep Dog is right. SOIL is a common culprit.
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Originally Posted by wombatclay
Not at all! Anyone can get ringworm...just like athlete's foot or pink eye or the common cold. It's out there in the world and getting it doesn't really have much to do with personal cleanliness.
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